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Dave Hoisington, right, director of the UGA-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut and Mycotoxin, and Jamie Rhoads, incoming assistant director, check out peanuts in a field in Tierra Muscady, Haiti. CAES News
International Outreach
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s University of Georgia-housed Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL) is helping to create Extension materials that will be used internationally to curb mycotoxin exposure among smallholder farmers.
Sheri Dorn, Extension horticulturist and state master gardener coordinator on the UGA Griffin Campus, works at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie on Wednesday, Oct. 15. CAES News
Sunbelt Expo
Rain or shine, the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie is the place to be for farmers and others working in the field of agriculture. The 37th annual Expo was no different as thousands flocked to south Georgia this week to see new technologies, learn from university scientists and see the latest farming equipment on the market.
Ross Oglesby works on a seal for the Sunbelt Expo Spotlight State Building. CAES News
Sunbelt Seals
A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is etched into Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition history.
Pictured are, from left, Chip Blaylock, executive director of the Sunbelt Expo, Philip Grimes' wife Jane, Philip Grimes and Swisher Sweets representative Ron Carroll. CAES News
Farmer Of The Year
South Georgia farmer Philip Grimes was named the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year on Tuesday at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie.
Mercy Butao, from Malawi, Africa, checks out peanuts during a stop on the Georgia Peanut Tour two years ago. CAES News
Georgia Peanut Tour
The annual Georgia Peanut Tour, held Sept. 16 to Sept. 18 in southeast Georgia, is a major attraction for the nation’s peanut industry, and attracts a number of international visitors.
Jars of peanut butter await taste testers in the University of Georgia building at the 2012 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo. CAES News
Nutritionally-charged Peanut Butter
A team of University of Georgia scientists have found peanut skins can be incorporated into traditional peanut butter with potentially surprising results.
Georgia agricultural leaders took part in a groundbreaking in July at the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie. The groundbreaking was for the new Spotlight State building, which will be constructed in time for the Expo, to be held Oct. 14-16. Participating in the groundbreaking are (from left): Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Scott Angle, Sunbelt Executive Director Chip Blalock, assistant director of the Georgia Development Authority Donald Wilder, professor of horticulture at Fort Valley State, James E. Brown, Brittany Beasley (representing Colombo North America) and ABAC President David Bridges. CAES News
Sunbelt Expo
Georgia will definitely be on the minds of the estimated 90,000 people that will flock to this year’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in October.
Pictured are dug up peanut plants on a dry land peanut field in east Tift County on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. CAES News
Dry Land Peanuts
Georgia’s non-irrigated peanuts may have a very low yield potential due to a prolonged summer drought, said University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort.
UGA President Jere Morehead meets with Ben Evans, manager of Coffee County Cotton Gin in Douglas on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. CAES News
Presidential Visit
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead is making the state’s No. 1 industry a top priority.
This is a file photo of a center pivot irrigation system being used. CAES News
Georgia Drought
A summer drought combined with scorching temperatures have Georgia farmers feeling the heat, says University of Georgia’s agricultural climatologist Pam Knox.